RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 18 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, January 18, 2016, through Tuesday, January 26, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for January:

You can now listen to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on one of three radio stations. Catch it on AM-940, FM 104.5 or (if you’re really cool) on FM 103.3 HD2…each station at 5:05pm. If you miss the broadcast news you can always catch the business interviews on the Podcast Page: http://insightonbusiness.podbean.com/ 

Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15PM for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list of Des Moines area business events for the coming two weeks.

Search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to discover events as they are added real-time and tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list. Events include networking, mixers, chamber events*, educational, informational or social business events being held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour for all your Des Moines Area Business News and Marketing Tips and @AlaureMktg for Des Moines area business education and networking events.

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TUESDAY WEEKLY: Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info: http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

MONTHLY NETWORKING: Creme Cupcake Presents: “Girls Night Out at Creme!”  5:00 – 9:00pm at Crème Cupcake, 543 28th St, Des Moines. We are happy to start a tradition for you and your gals to get together once a month at Creme! Diva Playlist, Prizes, samples and $5 Diva Cocktails all night! We will be featuring 1 female owned business as well each month. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/332799236843967/  Twitter @CremeCupcakeDSM

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. Please join to enjoy free coffee/parking as the 1MC community supports and accelerates these entrepreneurs. More Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING AND LUNCH AND LEARN: Square One Des Moines Presents January Startup Stories: “Meg Fisher to speak of Niche Retail Entrepreneurism” 11:30am to 1pm at 700 Locust St., Ste 100, Conference Center, Des Moines. $15 with lunch or no charge if you bring your own lunch:  Click here to register.  “I was sixteen when this whole concept started,” remembers Meg Fisher, Founder and Owner of Lincoln&Lexi, a high-end boutique for children’s clothing and maternity wear, specializing in unique and custom products. Agreeing to the guest seat in the January edition of Start-Up Stories, a program of Square One DSM, Fisher will be interviewed by Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM, and she will join a growing number of women entrepreneurs who have shared their retail experiences with the audience.

MARKETING AND NETWORKING: AMA Iowa Presents: “Networking After-Hours” 5:30-7:30pm. Grab your business cards and stop by Ricochet at 502 E. Locust St. in Des Moines’ East Village to CONNECT with other marketers in the Des Moines area. Challenge a colleague to a game of Ping Pong, Shuffleboard, or Bags and enjoy a CONNECT FOUR networking activity. In addition to the game room, Ricochet has ample seating throughout the space. Whether at a table top or a couch, you can find a place to mingle with other marketers in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks, and see how AMA Iowa can take your marketing and communications skills to the next level! The event is FREE for members and only $5 for non-members. Please RSVP today at 515.313.4626 or by emailing AMAReservations@gmail.com. Walkins are welcome. Twitter @amaiowa

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND NETWORKING: Capital Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Presents:  The 3rd Annual Wellness Open House “6 Degrees” from 5 to 7pm at 601 E Locust St, Des Moines. Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. With this modern business after hours, attendees are focused on making those connections that count. Join us for a cozy after-hours event in the clinic. Have you ever had to ride a bicycle to power a blender? You’ll have the chance to make a delicious protein smoothie with your own two legs when you ride our B-Cycle blender during the party.Please stop by, bring a friend, and thaw out amid winter’s chill. Because, after all, getting together as a community to share food and laughter is part of what wellness is all about! Register Here  Twitter: @CapitalChiroDSM

Thursday, January 21, 2016

THURSDAY WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G.) 12-1pm Networking and education at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. Followed by FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM.  Twitter @JadeHandy

janstartupdrinks2016MONTHLY NETWORKING: Des Moines Startup Drinks: 5:30-7PM at Fox Brewing, 103 S. 11th St., West Des Moines. Fox Brewing is up next, as the Des Moines startup community continues our epic tour of Des Moines hot spots. Join us as we enjoy energized networking fueled with free craft beer! Startup Drinks is a Des Moines area networking event for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. Go to http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter: @dmstartupdrinks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Monday, January 25, 2016

ANNUAL BUSINESS EVENT: Greater Des Moines Partnership: “2016 Annual Dinner” 5:00 PM (Reception at 5:00pm, Program & Dinner at 6:30pm) – 9:00 PM at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines. This year’s keynote speaker for the Partnership’s Annual Dinner is Tom Brokaw. SOLD OUT.

BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Iowa Small Business Development Centers: “Developing a Social Media Strategy for My Business” 11:30 AM -12 Noon for guests to network with other small business owners and have lunch. Class will be 12 – 1 PM at 400 Locust, Ste 160 Des Moines. The Iowa Small Business Development Center (Twitter @IowaSBDC) is pleased to have teamed with Justin Wise (Twitter @JustinWise), Think Digital, to present a series of Social Media Classes for small businesses. Click here to Register for class: $20. Learn more about the whole series: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651356818461274/

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Presented by Mandy Houk of Marketing Kinetics: “Top 4 Marketing Priorities for 2016” 11:30am Networking and Noon-1pm Program. West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. It’s a new year with unlimited opportunities. How will you reach your goals for growth this year?
There are so many new marketing tactics, but which ones are right for your business.
Join us for this lunch workshop to discover the four essential marketing priorities for 2016. We will address key ways to increase your visibility, generate leads, and make your marketing budget go further. Come ready to focus your marketing in 2016! Workshop registration is $10, lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to register.  Twitter @MarketingDSM

JANUARY/FEBRUARY SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, February 8, 2016

BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Iowa Small Business Development Centers: Feb 8th- “Create Your Content (where to find content, how to create original content)” 11:30 AM -12 Noon for guests to network with other small business owners and have lunch. Class will be 12 – 1 PM at 400 Locust, Ste 160 Des Moines. The Iowa Small Business Development Center (Twitter @IowaSBDC) is pleased to have teamed with Justin Wise (Twitter @JustinWise), Think Digital, to present a series of Social Media Classes for small businesses. Learn more about the whole series: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651356818461274/

About Laura Kinnard

Mom. UNtraditional Marketer. Social Architect. Brand Journalist. Passions: Des Moines, design, technology, reinventing education. I promote start-ups, events, new products and UNcommon ideas! http://about.me/lauragaulke Twitter @AlaureMktg

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